Motorway police recovers a stolen car after exchange of fire
National Highways & Motorway Police has claimed to have recovered a stolen car after exchange of fire with car lifters near Burhan on Motorway (M-1).
According to details, the Motorway Police was informed by the Islamabad Police at 0750 hrs that a black color Corolla Car No. ICT JA-624, model 2005 has been stolen from the area of Shalimar police station, Islamabad. On receiving of this information, the Motorway Police alerted all its patrolling vehicles and officers on Motorways and Highways. The officers of Motorway Police SPO Waqar Ahmed and PO Muhammad Sajjad are reported to observe the said car. The officers singled it to stop but the lifters opened fire. Due to over speeding they failed to control the car which turned turtle. The cross firing between car lifters and NH&MP officers remained for some time. In the meantime, the culprits succeeded to flee taking the advantage of firing. However, the stolen car was recovered.
Later on, the Motorway Police handed over the recovered car to Islamabad Police in the presence of the owner for further legal action. The owner of the car Miss. Musarrat Shaheen appreciated the bravery of the Motorway Police. The Inspector General, National Highways & Motorway Police Mr. Zafarullah Khan has appreciated the performance of the officers and announced cash rewards besides the commendation certificates.